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    Default What's your top 5 Sammy solo songs ever?

    I'm starting to think there maybe not ever be a new Sammy original album ever again, even CF, VH or The Circle.
    But it's awesome he's had such a incredible catalogue of great albums.
    You can include The Wabos if you like, but what are the very best Sammy solo songs in your opinion, and if you want, tell us why you love them so much.
    Here's mine-
    1. Little star/Eclipse
    I just love this track. It's one of my fave songs ever. It just takes me somewhere totally different every time I hear it. The piano intro is beautiful, and the guitar outro amazing too. Every time I look up at stars at night, I think of this. It's that cool.
    2. Swept away
    Beautiful melody and very clever lyrics. A great summer song too, and much like "Little star" it takes me to another place. Very inspiring song, and a brilliant chorus.
    3. Red
    What can I say?. It just rocks......period. Superb.
    4. Eagles fly
    Amazing melody, soaring chorus and that solo just hits a nerve. Perfect.
    5. Baby it's you
    Incredible and heartfelt lyrics. I've heard that Karri Hagar said it's the most perfect love song. She's right.
    What is understood need not be discussed

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    FUCK or 5150
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    can't get loose is my fav Sammy solo song.

    Reckless is totally under rated.

    swept away is great.

    probably:

    CGL
    Swept Away
    this Planets on fire
    Reckless
    Both Sides Now

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    I wouldn’t even want to try to name my five favorites -the catalog is just two large but here are the first 5 that jumped to mind that I really like:

    Planet’s on Fire
    Salvation on Sand Hill
    Right on Right
    I’ll Fall in Love Again
    Love or Money
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    There's Only One Way to Rock
    Heavy Metal
    Three Lock Box
    Red
    I'll Fall in Love Again

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    The Yogi so high
    Little White Lie
    Karma Wheel
    The Message
    Protection

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    Pre VH:

    Young Girl Blues( Yeah I know it's a cover, but it's my favorite song he's ever done. EVER.)

    Child To Man

    Rise of the Animal( Great song to see live too)

    After VH:

    Karma Wheel

    Returning of The Wish

    Salvation on Sand Hill.

    I never could count, and really can't be held to just five. I've been on a musical journey with this man for almost forty years.
    Utilize. Improvise. Adapt. Overcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hagarfn View Post

    Karma Wheel
    This is probably his greatest solo song of all.

    It's so goddamned epic, and tragic that it's lost in the undervalued Not 4 Sale shuffle.

    I dunno that Sam has tracks outside of Montrose, Van Halen, and Chickenfoot, that are as good as (pre - Vh) Heavy Metal and (post - Vh) Karma Wheel.

    I do like Marching to Mars, though. And I like the one-off Open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dont disturb my Paradise View Post
    I'm starting to think there maybe not ever be a new Sammy original album ever again, even CF, VH or The Circle.
    But it's awesome he's had such a incredible catalogue of great albums.
    You can include The Wabos if you like, but what are the very best Sammy solo songs in your opinion, and if you want, tell us why you love them so much.
    Here's mine-

    1. Little star/Eclipse
    I just love this track. It's one of my fave songs ever. It just takes me somewhere totally different every time I hear it. The piano intro is beautiful, and the guitar outro amazing too. Every time I look up at stars at night, I think of this. It's that cool.
    My favorite too.

    The piano intro is some of the finest singing that Sam has ever done, imo. It's not that he's wailing or hitting ungodly notes but that it's genuine. If you know what I mean. Heartfelt.

    It took me longer to appreciate the whole song but I would play the intro over and over. Fitzgerald...love his playing.

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    Open should have been on an album

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    Aside from CF, Montrose, etc.:

    1. Give to Live
    2. Eagles Fly
    3. There's Only One Way to Rock
    4. Heavy Metal
    5. Tropic of Capricorn

    "Things've Changed" just missed the cut, and I totally agree with "Baby It's You." That's about as great as a love song gets. Would probably make my Top 10 or close.
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    VAN HALEN WITH DAVE: 9x
    VAN HALEN WITH SAMMY: 8x
    VAN HALEN WITH GARY: 5x
    CHICKENFOOT/THE CIRCLE: 6x
    DAVE SOLO: 13x
    SAMMY SOLO: 15x (including MIKE/MONTROSE)
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    Tropic of Capricorn
    Give To Live
    When the Hammer Falls
    Swept Away
    Mas Tequila

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaboChris View Post
    My favorite too.

    The piano intro is some of the finest singing that Sam has ever done, imo. It's not that he's wailing or hitting ungodly notes but that it's genuine. If you know what I mean. Heartfelt.

    It took me longer to appreciate the whole song but I would play the intro over and over. Fitzgerald...love his playing.
    Good tune, but it sounds a little too "Baba O'Riley" in the riff. And the "Little Star" riff sounds a little too "Crimson and Clover."
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    VAN HALEN WITH DAVE: 9x
    VAN HALEN WITH SAMMY: 8x
    VAN HALEN WITH GARY: 5x
    CHICKENFOOT/THE CIRCLE: 6x
    DAVE SOLO: 13x
    SAMMY SOLO: 15x (including MIKE/MONTROSE)
    GARY/EXTREME/TRIBE OF JUDAH/HURTSMILE: 7x
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    MET: Sammy 1x, Dave almost 1x, Gary 2x

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    Quote Originally Posted by marty View Post
    Open should have been on an album
    We've all been trying to figure that one out for 9 years now.
    Dave
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    VAN HALEN WITH DAVE: 9x
    VAN HALEN WITH SAMMY: 8x
    VAN HALEN WITH GARY: 5x
    CHICKENFOOT/THE CIRCLE: 6x
    DAVE SOLO: 13x
    SAMMY SOLO: 15x (including MIKE/MONTROSE)
    GARY/EXTREME/TRIBE OF JUDAH/HURTSMILE: 7x
    CABO WABO CANTINA: 1x
    MET: Sammy 1x, Dave almost 1x, Gary 2x

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    Swept Away
    Red
    Hammer Falls
    Hands and Knees
    3 In The Middle
    "The less I needed, the better I felt." ~ Charles Bukowski.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DFVH5150 View Post
    And the "Little Star" riff sounds a little too "Crimson and Clover."
    It does stick out like a sore thumb.

 

 

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